Low Dose CT Screening
Individuals can benefit from this important screening by obtaining a referral from their physician, and then calling (843) 797-8854 to schedule a screening.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States for both men and women. The disease claims more lives each year than colon, prostate, ovarian, lymph and breast cancers combined. A simple screening could be the difference between early detection and death.
Trident Medical Center has begun providing lung cancer screenings with low dose CT technology. Using CT scans to screen smokers for lung cancer cuts the risk of death from the disease by 20 percent versus those screened by a chest X-ray, according to a new National Cancer Institute study. Trident Medical Center was the first hospital in the Lowcountry to offer this new low dose CT screening for lung cancer.
For more information on this lung cancer screening, please call (843) 847-4015.
The screening includes the imaging procedure, a radiologist’s interpretation, result findings, continuum of care recommendations and the navigation of follow up procedures from a multi-disciplinary team of physicians.
The National Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) in Washington D.C. has recognized Trident Medical Center for this new lung cancer screening. Trident Medical Center was the first hospital in the Lowcountry to offer this new low dose CT screening for lung cancer.
Trident Medical Center is the first American College of Radiology designated lung cancer screening center in Charleston.